Irish for Americans Class, 1 - 3 p.m.
Crook House Museum, Education Room
If you have ever wanted an introduction to the Irish
language, this is your chance! Irish for Americans
is a course that looks at the history of the Irish
language, how it is used in Ireland today, and how
it is used in the United States. Students will learn
the five words every Irish-American should know,
along with words used to describe family, for
holidays, to describe Irish culture, and even the
language of drinking. Every word in this class has
been chosen because it can be used as part of an
English sentence, and instructor Max Sparber will
offer tools for remembering the words as well as
examples of how to use it as part of an English
Max Sparber is the Research Specialist for the Douglas
County Historical Society, as well as the author of the
website “The Happy Hooligan”, which explores the
Cost to attend this class is $5 for members, $10 for
non-members. Space is limited so register now by calling
402-455-9990 ext. 101 or emailing
Second Sunday Talk, 2:00 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus Building 10, Room 110
DCHS’s March Second Sunday Talk will feature Dennis
Mihelich, retired historian and professor at Creighton
University. An author of an extensive history of the
University, he will be presenting a history of the
Creighton family. The Creightons were among Omaha’s
leaders in business and philanthropy. They were involved
in all manner of business from banking and the
stockyards to the transcontinental telegraph. When
Edward Creighton died in 1874 his fortune passed to his
wife, Mary Lucretia Creighton. After her death in 1876,
Mary’s will provided $100,000 as a memorial to her late
husband “to purchase the site for a school in the city
of Omaha and erect buildings thereon for a school of the
class and grade of a college.”
This Second Sunday event will be held on March 8 at 2 pm at the
Fort Omaha campus of Metro Community College in Building
10, Room 110. The event is free for members and $5 for non-members.
Please call 402-455-9990 ext. 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Page From Our Past, 5:30 p.m.
Library Archives Center
Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) will feature
author Tim Dempsey’s book Well I'll Be Hanged: Early
Capital Punishment in Nebraska at our March 24th
Page from Our Past author event taking place from
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the DCHS Library Archives
Center. The program focuses on history-based
authors, both of fiction and non-fiction. A Page
from Our Past is a casual and intimate roundtable
discussion, where the audience has the opportunity
to get up close and personal with the authors. Each
program concludes with a book signing and time to
meet one-on-one with the featured author.
Tim Dempsey is a native of Omaha, Nebraska and
retired thirty year law enforcement officer. He has a B.
S. in Criminal Justice and a M. P. A. from the
University of Nebraska at Omaha. Tim was a part-time
instructor at U. N. Omaha for over twenty-five years,
and now serves as a member of the Board of Governors of
Metropolitan Community College. In 2004, the Police
Officers Association of Nebraska inducted Tim as a
member of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Hall of Fame.
Sam Richards was more than likely Nebraska’s first
serial killer. Among his many victims were a mother and
her three children who were savagely beaten to death. In
1879, Richards was hung for his crimes in Kearney
County, Nebraska, and his skull eventually placed on
display in the window of the local newspaper. George
Morgan was a pedophile who raped and then choked an
eleven year old to death on November 3, 1895 in Omaha.
Morgan was hung in Douglas County, Nebraska in 1897.
From 1867, when Nebraska became a state, until 1897,
fourteen convicted killers were condemned to their fate
on a gallows erected in county jail yards across the
state. Thirteen of these doomed men died at the hands of
a county sheriff and one was executed by a United States
Marshal. This book looks at all fourteen of these cases.
They represent the workings of Nebraska’s criminal
justice system in the late nineteenth century, and the
men that made it work.
This book is currently available in our bookstore located in
the General Crook House Museum. Participants who have
registered to take part in the program receive a 5%
discount off of the retail price of the books! Get your
Cost to participate in these discussions is $5 for
members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is
required and seating will be limited to 20 participants.
To register, email
email@example.com or call
402-455-9990, ext. 101.